Because I Said So: No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
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Monday, June 8, 2015

No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

This weekend I crossed one of my "summer to dos" off of the list. I went blueberry picking! A lot of people have been asking what I'm going to be doing with all of the blueberries I picked (and believe me, there's a lot)--well, yesterday, I made cheesecake! Yep, you read that right.
 
This cheesecake was literally the easiest to make--I adapted the recipe from this one I found from Pinterest.
 
 
 
 
Here's what you'll need:
 
FOR THE CRUST:
1.5 cups of graham crackers (it's almost the whole box)
3/4 cups of butter, softened (which means not to the point where it's oily, but soft enough that you can stir it up)
4 Tablespoons of sugar
 
Crush up all of the graham crackers and mix in softened butter and sugar. Stir well. Press into a pie pan and bake at 400 for about 10 minutes. Cool completely. (I put mine in the refrigerator while I was making the filling)
 
FOR FILLING:
(2) 8 oz. packs of Cream Cheese
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 cup of heavy cream
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract (I used bourbon vanilla extract)

Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. It's really tough to mix, so use a mixer and put it on the highest setting. Here's where the multiple bowls come into play. In a separate bowl, mix together heavy cream and an additional 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar. Mix until peaks form. Add heavy cream/powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture and mix well.
 
Spoon your cheesecake mixture into the cooled crust and let it set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. I'd leave it in longer to ensure it sets right and is the right firmness.
 
I made a fresh blueberry puree as a topping and OMG y'all it was the perfect touch. For the puree, just take fresh blueberries and blend. Add water to get the right consistency. Next time, I think I'll add the blueberry puree to the cheesecake mix!
 



 
TA DA! I really surprised myself by making this. I usually label myself as someone who cannot cook whatsoever. Seriously, don't let me near the kitchen (that one time I burned EasyMac)
 
But, I seriously felt like Julia Child when my family was ooing and ahhing over how delicious this cheesecake is! It's the perfect summer recipe and since it requires nothing more than blending and stirring, it's perfect for those who are not seasoned chefs.




47 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I've been loving blueberry season :)

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  2. I have never had any cheese cake but this certainly made my mouth water and seems so easy; maybe it is time to try? ;)

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    1. Never had cheesecake?! OMG yes it's time. Try this recipe! The crust is WAY better than most they have in restaurants!

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  3. I saw the making of this on Snapchat and I'm so glad you shared cause this had me drooling!! Lol. Cheesecake is so so good!!

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  4. This recipe looks easy to make ...something my kids can do. We have a pail of blueberries ready to me eaten too.

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    1. Go for it! I think they'd love to--especially when it comes to licking the spoon :)

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  5. I'm not a fan of blueberries but this is making me want to try it out. Looks so good.

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  6. Yummmm you would do this when I'm on a diet but have blueberries in the fridge!!!

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  7. Sounds so good! I love blueberries! My favorite snack! I'll have to try this!

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    1. For sure the recipe for you if you love fresh blueberries and cheesecake!

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  8. Looks great! I need to try this and impress some people!

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  9. This sounds amazing -- I am a blueberry fanatic.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. Probably the best cheesecake I've had and that's saying a lot

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  10. How did you know I was craving some cheesecake? This looks delicious. I've never tried blueberry cheesecake!

    Mikayla | www.aseersuckerstateofmind.com

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    1. You can make it with any fruit, but it was so easy and so yummy!

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  11. This looks incredible! Blueberries are one of the best summer foods! <3

    xx
    Madison
    http://chicandchai.com/

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    1. They really are especially if you can turn them into a yummy dessert :)

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  12. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts! I've never tried blueberry before!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  13. I love cheesecake, I have to use this recipe for my upcoming dinner party!

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  14. This sounds awesome! Especially since I'm a terrible baker!! Thank you for this.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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    1. Haha I am too--I've burned Easy Mac so I don't have the best track record in the kitchen

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  15. You had me at no bake! perfect summer desert because you don't have to use an oven! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo

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  16. Blueberries & cheesecake! My absolute favorites! Definitely pinning this for later, your photos are gorg!

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

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  17. Yum! I need to get bourbon vanilla extract!

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    1. It gives it a little something extra :)

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  18. Oh my gosh I must try this! Looks so yummy!

    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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    1. My family finished it last night--I made it Sunday afternoon!

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  19. I'm not a fan of cheesecake but I know a few people who would love this!

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  20. This sounds literally perfect. Blueberries are my favorite fruit and I LOVE a good cheesecake, so count me in! When can I come over for some? (;

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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    1. Sadly, my family finished it less than 24 hours after I made it haha Looks like I'm making another one soon :)

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  21. Is it possible to redo the recipe with cherries instead? It looked amazing but I'm allergic to blueberrys :(

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    1. Of course! You really could do it with any of your favorite toppings!

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  22. Yummy!! Cheesecake is one of our favorites! WIll definitely be trying this out!

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  23. Okay, first of all, this cheesecake looks AMAZING. Second, I'm stopping by from the Show Your Blog Love Group and I think your blog is so cute! I love your color scheme and your little diamond in your logo!

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  24. Holy moly, I'm dying right now. Cheesecake is my absolute favorite!!! I love blueberry picking. There's a patch 3 minutes from my house so we go quite often. Nothing beats fresh fruit!

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  25. This looks AMAZING! Can't wait to give it a try :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  26. This looks awesome - perfect for 4th of July weekend! (Or any weekend, let's be real.)

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  27. YUM, that looks amazing! I will definitely try out this recipe soon!

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  28. Cheesecake is my absolute favorite!! And a no bake?? Even better!

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